Council Grove Reservoir

Council Grove 3D
This Location does have Boat Access Fishing Forecast Wildlife Area

Council Grove, KS

1 mile N of Council Grove

Council Grove Lake Office - (620) 767- 5195

GPS Location: 38.690602 -96.495552

Location/Address:
Council Grove, KS

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 3,280 acres

Maximum Depth: 56 feet

Normal Lake Level: 1274 msl

Current Lake Level: See link

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 10
Crappie 20
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Saugeye 5 15
Spotted Bass 5 15
Walleye 5 15
Wiper 2 18
Bluegill
Green Sunfish
White Bass
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 3/16/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussels have been discovered in Council Grove Reservoir. Click HERE for the news release.

Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.

Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

CLEAN DRAIN & DRY Every Lake, Every Time!

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.  

New Video Available    

KDWPT Fisheries Biologists annually sample largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and spotted bass populations to gather valuable data which is used in formulating fisheries management plans. This video shows a summary of a typical day in the electrofishing boat while sampling is being conducted.

See the video at http://youtu.be/R1jK9YZJYuI .

Channel Catfish Slow up to 4 lb A few cats are being caught in shallow water where wind is blowing in.  Liver, cut shad, and shad sides have been productive.
Saugeye Fair up to 5 lb Casting plastics or jerk baits on flats 5 to 7 feet deep, shallower if the water is stirred up.
White Bass Fair up to 15-inch Jigging on breaks and channel edges.  Casting crankbaits and jigs to rocky shorelines will produce fish as water continues to warm.
Wiper Fair up to 20-inch See white bass report.
White Crappie Fair up to 13-inch

Crappie are still being caught from traditional winter time locations in 15 to 22 feet of water.  Some fish beginning to move up in shallower water during the warmer days along rip rapped areas in the 4 to 6 foot range.  

Creel limit 20/day

General Comments

2.9 feet below normal pool, releasing 6 CFS.

Click HERE for water level information.